1. Information gathering
From the moment you begin talking to our team, you’ll notice the GW Homes difference. We’ll take the time to really get to know you, and understand what you’re looking for in a home.
For example, it’s no problem for us to come out and inspect your block obligation-free, so we fully understand your site. We’ll discuss the way you and your family live, and what that means for your new home design. And naturally, we’ll talk about your budget so we can give you an affordable solution. It’s all part of ensuring you’re completely happy before we begin to build your home.
2. Concept design and estimate
Once we completely understand your needs, it’s time to begin designing your ideal home. An important decision at this point is whether you’d prefer a pre-existing GW Homes design, or to create your own unique custom home design. Our experienced team will offer advice to help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget.
Whichever path you take, at this stage we’ll meet with you to discuss ‘inclusions’ – everything your brand new home will include once built. We’ll then provide you with a full building estimate so you know what to expect.
When quoting on your home design, we will communicate openly and transparently with you at all times. We’ll take care to explain all costings to you thoroughly, and let you know if any unexpected costs arise. This way, you’ll feel comfortable and confident that you know what to expect.
Once you’re completely happy with what we’ve planned together, it’s time to get started! You’ll pay a nominal part deposit, and we’ll get moving on drawing up concept plans for you.
3. Preliminary works
Work begins! This stage kicks off with a surveyor and a soil test, the creation of working plans and specifications, and lodgement with the building certifier for approval. The GW Homes team can make this stage hassle-free by looking after all council approvals, demolition approvals, fees, insurances and levies for you.
An exciting part of this step is the ‘selections’ meeting, where together we make decisions on your home’s fit out, including cabinet making, the electrical layout, and the all-important choice of colours for your new home!
4. Finalising your contract
In the next stage, GW Homes will prepare you a standard Queensland Master Builders Association contract to sign. It comes complete with all the necessary supporting documentation and your new home plans, to ensure everyone’s completely clear on the details of your project. At this point you’ll finalise your finance approval and pay GW Homes the balance of your 5% deposit.
5. Building your home
The construction phase will begin within ten working days of Finance Approval and Building Approval. We’ll introduce you to a dedicated Construction Supervisor who’ll oversee your home build from start to finish. You can contact them any time to discuss any detail of your build.
We understand how exciting it is to see your home being built! So you’re always welcome to visit your site and check out progress, or give input during the building phase. As construction progresses, you’ll make progress payments in line with your building contract.
6. It’s yours! – practical completion and handover
At the practical completion stage, your brand new home is ready for handover. Your Construction Supervisor will meet with you for a thorough inspection before we hand over your home to you, to be absolutely sure everything is to your satisfaction.
Thanks to our high quality standards and proven processes, we’ll make sure your home building experience not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them.